This discussion guide is the main resource for study of the text of I Peter. Often there are more questions than could be well addressed in a single small group gathering, so you will need to make some choices about what to include for your meeting. You could spend more than one meeting on a given section of I Peter as well.

This is the second study in a series of six designed for law students by the Christian Legal Society. They are structured so that they can be considered in a short twenty-minute session or become the basis for an hour-long discussion.

These Bible study briefs are deliberately informal. They are structured so that they can be considered in a short twenty-minute session or become the basis for an hour-long discussion. This is study brief three in a series of six.

This is the fourth study in the Bible study briefs. These studies are intended to provide you with accessible, usable, and brief Bible studies on topics that touch on the peculiar needs, problems, and dilemmas that confront Christians in the legal profession.

The purpose of this study is to examine principles of punishment with an eye toward thinking through some fundamental principles of the criminal law. This is, again, good practice as you get into the habit of evaluating the law by biblical principles.

The purpose of this study is to examine the tort law that God gave to Moses for the Israelite society. We will use the case laws in Exodus to examine our own thinking about the goals of our system of tort law. I recommend spending two weeks on this study if the group finds it interesting.

Tom Trevethan shares a prayer service dedicating the academic year and seeking God's provision for your campus fellowship. We pray that your meetings with faculty may bring unity and encouragement.

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Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP), a national ministry within InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, hosted its fifth annual conference in Cambridge, MA. Dr. Claudette Ligons spoke on persevering and growing in the academic life. Dr. Ligons also has the distinction of a 100% graduation rate among the Ed.D. students she has supported through the dissertation process at Texas Southern University. Originially published on the Emerging Scholars Network blog, we are delighted to share wisdom on continuing in the journey of higher education from Dr. Ligons in this four part series, Strength for the Journey.

"The notion that God is a God of justice, as well as grace and love, allows oppressed people to have hope. When wrong is acknowledged and hope springs forth, it is possible to receive justice even when the system may let you down."

Read more from Dr. Alice Brown-Collins, Associate Regional Director of Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM), Northeast and the Area Director for Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP), originally published on the Emerging Scholars blog.

Emerging Scholars Network, Women in the Academy, and InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries wish you a wonderful new year. As you flip your calendars, we pray that you are renewed and ready to finish the academic year well. Whether you are or not, these articles offer quick, practical advice that might encourage you in your academic and personal pursuits.

A prayer for the new year; and a prayer by Samuel Johnson before beginning a new study.

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